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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week, Term Time Only plus 5 days

Contract type


Actual salary

£19,562 to £22,301

Pay scale

Grade 7 - SCP 19-25 Pro Rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a newly created post for our expanding school and department.

Rhyddings are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified HLTA to become our Literacy Intervention Lead and join our successful and expanding teaching assistant team and school. An excellent HLTA who is able to support the educational aims of the school. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work across the curriculum as part of an experienced team of TA’s. A significant investment in CPD for TAs has developed specialisms in Phonics, supporting those at an early stage of reading, EAL support and the four areas of SEND need. This is underpinned by research evidence and the EEF ‘5 a day’.

Experience of working in schools and with young people with SEND, supporting curriculum delivery alongside teaching staff for both planned and unforeseen absences is at the core of this post. They will be effective and efficient and able to form positive working relationships in all aspects of the role.

The need to support pupils with EHCP’s, 1-1 targeted specific interventions and support and promote independence in the classroom, based on teacher direction is key to this role.

Transition – supporting those on the Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle who may be working towards an EHCP or have just received one.

Have high aspirations for all learners with SEND.

What the school offers its staff

The SEND/TA Team at Rhyddings currently consists of an Assistant Headteacher, SENDCo, 2 x HLTA’s and a team of eight supportive TA1 to TA3’s. Together they are mutually supportive and provide a holistic approach to supporting pupils both in the classroom and in our Hub, nurture provision and Learning Support Area - The Base.

They are a likeminded, mutually supportive team with a wealth of experience, being highly adaptive and dedicated to our young people.

They also work closely with teaching staff and the wider pastoral and inclusion teams.

We have a comprehensive offer of professional development. This includes regular CPD opportunities across the year for whole staff, teams and individuals.

Our curriculum planning meetings are developmental and this is further supported by our dedicated weekly hour of Personal Professional Development.

This underpins our research approach to our appraisal system, which is based on a Personal Inquiry Question. School also has a CPD library, uses collaborative learning tools, as well as accessing external courses and training, including NPQ’s. Work across the Trust is also a feature of our commitment to developing our staff and providing the very best opportunities.

All members of our community have access and use Office 365 including collaborative learning tools such as MS Teams and OneNote through wireless and portable technologies.

We have access to regular CPD both in school, external courses and through our local collaboration as a trust school, a partner of the Pendle Lancashire SCITT and nationally through wider organisations. At the heart of the LET Education Trust is the intention to provide the best career support, development and opportunity to all staff.

The LET Education Trust’s Wellbeing Charter can be found as part of the Application Pack.

Commitment to safeguarding

Rhyddings has Child Safeguarding Policies/Procedures in place and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance to us and you are expected to share this commitment. All staff fully comply with the school’s policies/procedures, attend appropriate training, inform the designated person of any concerns, record any potential safeguarding incidents appropriately. Staff are responsible for their own actions and behaviour and should avoid any conduct which would lead any reasonable person to question their motivation and intentions. Staff should work, and be seen to work, in an open and transparent way.

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About Rhyddings

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
612 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01254 231 051

We would like to extend a warm welcome from all pupils, staff, governors and trustees of Rhyddings. Rhyddings serves the East Lancashire old mill town of Oswaldtwistle and surrounding area of Hyndburn. It has been at the heart of the community for over 90 years and although a smaller than average high school, but expanding, we cater for pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds. The school enjoys good transport links via the M65 corridor and adjoining networks of M6 and M66.

We continue to work hard to prepare the young people we serve and help them realise and reach their potential, providing them with the very best educational experiences. We are also part of a group of founding schools in Hyndburn to form the LET multi- academy trust (MAT), within Hyndburn, with a neighbouring high school and two primary schools.

Pupils are well supported through our Pastoral Year and House Continent system, with year group tutoring further supporting the child. This provides the care and guidance pupils need to perform well across the curriculum as well as healthy competition throughout the year.

We have an active extra-curricular programme and run a number of annual residential trips both here and abroad. Close links with the local Rotary Club provides access to bespoke programmes, community work and charitable activities. Pupils also have the opportunity to participate and complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and some participate in The Prince’s Trust programme.

Arranging a visit to Rhyddings

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email worthingtong@rhyddings.co.uk.

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